By chance, a friend found a cookbook named “Laurel’s Kitchen”.
The serendipity of this discovery gave me pause to reflect about my life.
Just what are the ingredients, when put together,
which will create a delectable and scrumptious dish?
What ought to be added and what are the exact measurements?
How does it all get kneaded together?
Should I let the mixture sit undisturbed so that
everything blends and finds its balance?
How long will it take to cook up this perfect recipe?
And, when tasting my concoction, will I remember to
stop and relish what feeds my heart and enriches my spirit.
I have come to appreciate that life does not come with a cookbook.
In stillness and gratitude, I now understand that being alive brings the possibility of a new recipe each and every day.
That is the reality of “Laurel’s Kitchen”!
Laurel D. Rund